EASA Newsletter: On Air
Annual Safety Review
This publication provides an early overview of the aviation safety statistics for 2016 in the domain of Commercial Air Transport Aeroplanes. The reports covers both worldwide operations and those involving the 32 EASA Member States.
Easy access rules - technical publications
Easy Access Rules for Continuing Airworthiness – Revision from June 2017
Incorporates ED Decision 2017/016/R amending Appendix I to AMC to Part-66 ‘Aircraft type ratings for Part-66 aircraft maintenance licences’.
This document includes the current applicable Implementing Rules (IRs), Acceptable Means of Compliance (AMC) and Guidance Material (GM) in a consolidated, easy-to-read format.
Introductory Note to Air Ops Easy Access Rules - Revision 9, May 2017
We constantly strive to improve the consolidated version of the Air Operations regulation in the Easy Access Rules format.
For this, we always consider your suggestions. That is why your feedback is important to us – because you help us create a better tool for you.
The Rule Amendment Status includes:
Easy Access Rules for FCL.
These PDF documents include the Implementing Rules (IR) and the Acceptable Means of Compliance/Guidance Material (AMC/GM) in a merged, easy-to-read format. The Agency intends to update the documents within a certain time period and subject to workload after each substantial change to the IR and/or AMC&GM.
Easy Access Rules for Part-21, Airworthiness and Environmental Certification, issued November 2015.
This document includes the Implementing Rules (IR) and the Acceptable Means of Compliance/Guidance Material (AMC/GM) in a merged, easy-to-read format. It will be updated within a certain time period after each substantial change to the IR and/or AMC&GM.
Easy Access Rules for ATCO, Air Traffic Controllers’ Licensing and Certification, issued August 2015.
Miscellaneous Papers & Reports
European Aviation Safety Agency (EASA) and Federal Aviation Administration (FAA) joined Engine and Aircraft Certification Working Group (EACWG) report on improving engine/aircraft interface certification practices.
The document ‘Proposal for a Competency Framework for the Competent Authorities' Inspectors’ is now available on the EASA website. This report illustrates the outcome of the Working Group established by EASA Management Board that developed a competency framework for Civil Aviation Authority Inspectors.
Aviation by nature operates across borders. Member States and their competent authorities, therefore need to work together. Such cooperation between competent authorities ensures that aviation activities of organisations/persons active in one Member States, but certified by the competent authority of another Member State, are properly overseen.
After the initial draft was issued in July 2015, several comments were received and incorporated. At the same time the text has been updated to reflect the amendment of ICAO Annex 19.
The document is published under the provision of Art. 5(3) of Regulation (EU) No 628/2013: “The Agency shall provide competent authorities of Member States with relevant information to support the uniform implementation of the applicable requirements.” and is intended to offer a possible solutions to a common issue.
The analysis in this paper seeks to identify the main safety risks involving Unmanned Aircraft System (UAS) operations.
The European Aviation Safety Agency Task Force has assessed the risks resulting from collisions between drones of varying masses and different categories of manned aircraft, considering their design characteristics and operational requirements.
The growth in numbers of small unmanned aircraft systems (UAS), or “drones”, is matched by the significant range of benefits that their use promises. Those benefits will not be fully realised, however, unless there can be confidence that such UAS can be operated safely.